Happy Turkey Day! Are you enjoying the hop so far?? I can hardly believe we only have one week left!

For those playing along, the post for 20 Down is up on the site now. Be sure to stop by.
Missing from these past couple days yet is 22 Across: A Mardi Gras staple, they are not clowns.

I sincerely hope that you have an enjoyable day…and a Happy Thanksgiving if you are celebrating.

Welcome to Savannah Verte’s Thanksgiving Crossword Blog Hop!
Let’s start with a bit of a feature about her book then the details for the hop!
The puzzle is at the bottom of the post for you to print or download!


The Custos Series

**books should be read in order for spoiler issue**

The history of the world, past, present, and future, resides in the pages of a single book. It is handed to the next Keeper every thirty years on Mardi Gras Day. The book only remains constant for the chosen. For anyone else, their world will change if they touch it.

Book of Mysteries (Book 3)


Urban Fantasy Suspense


Twins Poppy and Bergie share everything, including an ability to read the mysterious book that Bergie gets Mardi Gras Day when the Muddy Graws debut in the Rex parade. Two potential Keepers makes double the work for the Custos guardian, who can’t be two places at once. Poppy’s book grab from its hiding place in a fit of anger potentially changes everything, and could shift the balance between light and dark.

Sebastian Winder has his hands full. The new Keeper has a twin who knows more than she should, and who is actively interacting with a member of White Diamond. 1920 can’t come fast enough. Fearing the inevitable worst, the guardian asks for an assistant. Who he gets, is Ramsby Roth, a fresh from the Farther Fields, greener than green Custos with no experience.

In this third installment, it might take every one available to keep the book from the wrong hands as the odds are stacking against them. Just when they think the end is in sight, World War I erupts, Bergie is sent to serve, and Carnival festivities in New Orleans are cancelled. What if there’s no Mardi Gras?

How can they keep the book safe now, or get it to the new Keeper?

Only the book knows.


Amazon: https://amazon.com/Book-Mysteries-Custos-Savannah-Verte-ebook/dp/B073WD599W/


Savie’s Thanksgiving Bloghop 2017

The answers are all things from Savannah’s books, things she loves, or qualities/attributes she values.

The clue for each answer can be found at the blog listed on the date in November equal to the number. IE: 10 across would be on the 10th, etc.  ***NOTE – on the 1st & 15th there is more than one blog to visit. They are noted on the puzzle & highlighted so you can see where the answer goes. Also, Every 5 days, Savannah will be checking in and giving a clue on her website as well…they are denoted as ‘s’ clues. For those – go to Savannah’s Blog: www.savannahverte.com/blog.***


To be entered to win you must pm your completed crossword to Savannah’s facebook author page (www.facebook.com/authorsavannahverte) or email it to her at [email protected]



The drawing will be held no later than Friday December 8th & the winner will be contacted.

They then will have 5 days to respond or default & a new winner will be selected.


Ready for my clue: 

S23 Down: Cinderella’s carriage was this once.


Download the image to work online or print off…submit a photo or file of the completed puzzle by the deadline to enter.





1*1       Down                           Written Love Reviews


1*2       Down                           Musings from an Addicted Reader


1*3       Across                         Obsessed by Books


s1       Down                   Savannah

2         Down                           Author Migraine Central


3         Across                         Turning the Pages


4         Across                         Booked and Loaded


5         Down                           Karen writes Murder


s5       Down                   Savannah

6         Down                           Dena Garrison- Real… Hot… Romance


7         Across                         Wickedly Innocent Promotions


8         Down                           Clare & Lou’s Mad About Books


9         Across                         Summer’s Smexy Book Reads


10       Down                           Ellie’s Witchy Life


s10     Across                   Savannah

11       Down                           2 Bibliophile’s Guide


12       Down                           Dirty Bad Bloggers


13       Across                         Author Mireille Chester


14       Down                           Twinsie Talk


15*1     Across                         A Naughty Book Love Affair


15*2     Across                         ILoveBooksAndStuff Blog


s15     Down                   Savannah

16       Down                           Little Shop of Readers


17       Across                         SydneyGen Reads


18       Down                           I don’t get Sundays


19       Across                         Triple A


20       Down                           Books 2 Blogs


s20     Across                   Savannah

21       Across                         Those Crazy Book Chicks


22        Across                         I Smell Sheep


23       Across                         Terri Luvs Books


s23     Down                  Savannah

24       Across                         Read Our Thoughts Book Blogs


25       Down                           Eskimo Princess


s25     Down                   Savannah

26       Down                           Author Kassie Lane


27       Across                         A Book Lover’s Emporium


28       Across                         Country Reads


29       Across                         Barbara’s Book Reviews


30       Across                   Savannah



Author Bio:

A lifelong lover of words and reading, Savannah Verte hasn’t quite figured out what she wants to write when she grows up. Born and raised in the upper Midwest, Savannah’s gypsy spirit and never quit attitude keep her busy and seldom idle. For so many reasons, Savannah considers herself a ‘Contemporary Vagabond’ when it comes to writing and hopes that others find her diverse offerings as enjoyable to read as they are to write.

As the primary owner and driving force behind Eclectic Bard Books she considers herself immensely fortunate to see writing from varied perspectives as she endeavors to publish the authors rostered there. Working with other writers, Savannah gets to expand her horizons every day as someone brings a new idea to the table and the brainstorming begins. There is something addictive about the creative process for her and helping other authors embrace their dreams make hers a reality daily.

That’s the official Savannah, the unofficial version is just a girl who loves experiencing life with every twist and turn it takes. When she was born, she had such fine, light hair that her mother used to tape bows to her head so people would know she was a girl. She’s had a host of crazy unrelated jobs- everything from cake decorator, dry cleaner, and insurance agent to Emergency Room assistant, bartender, crime lab tech and bouncer. Savannah loves air hockey but completely sucks at it. She loves good jazz, good scotch, and antiques but also old rock, a quiet tea, and a tidy home. She’s completely technology impaired and can get it after she’s broken the computer or done it ass-backwards a few times… Thank Gods that there are some amazing meme creators that let her pilfer images or she’d be lost. Lime green is her color, the rhinoceros is her logo & philosophy, and she’s completely mad about seeing new authors try.

Follow Savannah on Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorsavannahverte or on her webpage My Revolution: www.savannahverte.com